Adelaide Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Hand and Wrist Treatment with Dr. Gavin Nimon

A Focus on Quality Care for Hand and Wrist Conditions

Dr. Gavin Nimon brings over 20 years of specialised experience in orthopaedics to your hand and wrist treatment, offering expertise in a wide array of conditions. From nerve and tendon entrapment and injuries ( such as carpal tunnel or trigger fingers)  to joint arthritis and specific conditions like Dupuytren’s Contracture, Dr. Nimon is dedicated to providing quality, individualized care.

Comprehensive Understanding of Hand and Wrist Issues

As a supervisor of Orthopaedic trainees and head of Musculoskeletal teaching at the University of Adelaide, Dr Gavin Nimon has the expertise to not only diagnose and treat your condition, but will also take the time to explain it to you in plain English. If you’re dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, challenges with tendons, or arthritis, his approach is tailored to meet your specific needs and to make your journey to recovery smooth.

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Dr Nimon in theatre

Options for Hand and Wrist Surgery

Wide Awake Local Anaesthetic No Tourniquet procedures (WALANT)

For over 20 years Dr. Gavin Nimon has offered hand and wrist procedures, including Carpal Tunnel Release, and Trigger finger procedures under local anesthesia. This method aims for safe and effective results  enabling patients to regain hand function promptly. Without the need for an anaesthetist, it also reduces the cost allowing for Quality and Personalised treatment.

Wide-Ranging Surgical Expertise

Dr Nimon has wide and varied expertise. Other conditions treated are tendon conditions such as DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis to more complex issues involving the wrist arthritis and soft tissue deformities such as Dupuyten’s contracture. Dr. Nimon tailors each surgery to the patient’s condition, focusing on optimizing recovery and outcomes.

Tailored Hand and Wrist Health Solutions

Understanding each patient’s unique situation is central to our philosophy. By focusing on precise, effective surgical methods, we aim to alleviate pain, restore functionality, and enhance life quality.


Surgery for hand and wrist conditions.

Dr Nimon has a great deal of expertise in all areas of hand and wrist surgery, with the most common procedure being Carpal Tunnel and Cubital tunnel releases. Whilst there are various methods of undertaking such a procedure, our preferred approach is usually undertaken under local anaesthetic .

Other Hand Surgical Procedures Include:-

  • Release of other tendons such as in DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis (a painful condition involving the region at the base of the thumb).
  • More extensive procedures involving the release of contractures of the fingers such as in Dupuyten’s contracture (an inherited condition involving the palmar fascia).
  • Fractures of the wrist and scaphoid requiring surgical repair or splinting.
  • Treatment of arthritis including trapezectomy and suspensoplasty for carpo-metacarpal arthritis.


Journey Towards Hand and Wrist Recovery

Hand or wrist health issues can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Dr. Gavin Nimon’s extensive experience and patient-focused care aims to provide you with the best support through every stage of your recovery.

Hand Therapy on site.

Most hand and wrist procedures will benefit from hand therapy and the team at Glenelg Orthopaedics and Dr. Nimon are pleased to have Full Circle Hand Therapy consulting from our main rooms in Glenelg. This allows easy access to these services, and reduces duplication and excessive travelling for patients following surgery. It’s all part of our holistic approach to providing quality orthopaedic treatment.


Common Hand and Wrist Conditions

Carpal and Cubital Tunnel

Nerve entrapments are common presenations to Dr Nimon. The most common condition treated is carpal tunnel but ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel) also is an issue.


Trigger Digits and DeQuervain's

Tendons can become inflamed and catch in sheaths leading to  pain or loss of motion. This is a common issue in the hand and leads to trigger digits or deQuervain’s tenosynovitis.

Breaks and Ligament Injuries

Probably some of the most common breaks that can affect the body are those of the wrist. A fall onto the wrist can also damage the ligaments that join the carpal bones, and either can lead to arthritis later in life. or elbow. Thus if pain is not settling, you may wish to seek advice.

Post Operative Information

Can’t find that information sheet Dr Nimon gave you on discharge, Here are copies for you:-